Anne Arundel Police investigating killing of Odenton man in Hanover shopping center

Anne Arundel Police are investigating a homicide that occurred Wednesday night in Hanover, the department said.

Officers responded around 9 p.m. to reports of a shooting at the Ridgeview Plaza Shopping Center in the 2600 block of Annapolis Road. They found the victim, Markus Nocho, 26, of Odenton, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in the parking lot of a Taco Bell, said Marc Limansky, a police spokesperson.


Nocho was transported to Baltimore Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Homicide investigators are asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact them at (410) 222-4731 or the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line (410) 222-4700.


This is the second homicide reported in Anne Arundel County this year.

The Annapolis Police Department is investigating the killing of 18-year-old Reco Ramon Johnson on Sunday. Johnson was found around 7 p.m. suffering from gunshot wounds in the Woodside Gardens community and declared dead at the scene.

Annapolis Police investigated one homicide in 2022, compared to five the 2021 and six in 2020. Shakeo Williams, 21, was shot on Madison Street a year ago Friday. No arrests have been made in that killing.

Anne Arundel County Police reported 15 homicides in 2022, down from 17 cases in 2021 and the 21 killings that occurred in 2020.

The clearance rate for all city and county homicides drastically dropped in 2022 – just seven of last year’s 16 homicides have had a suspect being identified or charged.

A spokesperson for the Anne Arundel Police said there was “no specific reason” the homicide clearance rate lagged behind in 2022.